Psychostimulant Addiction

Psychostimulant Addiction

We at Alternative to Meds know there are other solutions which exist that are better than taking Psychostimulants and eventually developing a Psychostimulant addiction or dependence. 


Do you wish that you or someone you love could start living the life which you know has to be possible? In our addiction treatment programs, we offer Psychostimulant addiction help plans for people to comfortably end their medication dependence.

Psychostimulant dependence is a common problem as psycho-stimulants have very similar chemical structures as cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), amphetamines and meth. Cocaine and methamphetamines are illegal and two of the most addictive drugs around and psychostimulant drugs are often abused and taken in higher doses than prescribed. While these drugs may serve some positive purposes for people who don’t abuse them and use them strictly to maintain symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they still have high risks of forming an addiction to them whether the user wants to become dependent upon them or not.

Many children and adolescents are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD at an early onset of age, and also prescribed a Psychostimulant at an early age. A research study found that children and adolescents who were prescribed stimulants are more likely to start using cocaine and continue the habit into adulthood. Psychostimulant dependence is often just the start of an addiction to stimulants, many people who have been prescribed a stimulant in their lifetime, children and adults, start using illegal stimulants such as cocaine, crack cocaine, meth and prescription stimulants that are sold illegally on the street. Stimulant medications are abused by people with prescriptions for them and by people without prescriptions.

Psychostimulants such as Ritalin and Adderral are often sold and purchased on the street; this is because some people who have prescriptions to these drugs sell them. Stimulant addiction can snowball from just one time of abuse; most people that have abused a stimulant one time will later show signs of addiction. Other people have no intention to abuse their prescription stimulants but will most likely slowly develop a dependency to them; these drugs have high rates of abuse and are very carefully monitored when prescribed, however they still make it to the streets from patients who are prescribed to them. At any rate, once this dependence is formed, Psychostimulant addiction help is almost always needed in order to avoid uncomfortable Psychostimulant withdrawal and other issues that can arise from an addiction to these drugs.

Addiction to Psychostimulants can lead to psychosocial, psychiatric and medical deterioration. A tolerance to these drugs is quickly formed which adds to the addiction affect, one must keep using more to achieve the same “high” as before. On a neurochemical level, stimulant drugs increase dopamine, noradrenalin, extracellular 5-HT, and interact with monoamine transporters in the brain. The increase in 5-HT, in addition to dopamine, is a core contributing mechanism of drug addiction; this fundamental contribution of 5-HT in the brain is virtually associated with all stimulant addiction behaviors. These drugs may be helpful temporarily for treating ADD or ADHD, however the long term effects should be carefully considered before using these drugs. Long term use has been clinically shown to potentially lead to a physical and psychological dependence. Caution should be particularly used before prescribing these drugs to young children or adolescents.

An addiction to Psychostimulants will emerge possibly severe antidepressant addiction withdrawal symptoms if use of the stimulant is discontinued. Many people are afraid to end their addiction to these drugs because of the possibly uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, and many people will not acknowledge that they have an addiction or dependency because they are prescribed stimulants from a medical doctor. Just because it is prescribed by a doctor doesn’t make it addiction proof, and withdrawal symptoms are easily overcome with a slow tapering of the drug and professional Psychostimulant addiction treatment. Any person with a stimulant addiction can end their addiction now through seeking help and Psychostimulant addiction treatment.

We offer tapering programs for Depakote Withdrawal and many other antipsychotic prescription drugs. You are invited to call us and talk, and find out about the Psychostimulant addiction help that is available in our addiction treatment center.


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